Statistics Filter Sets
Posted by Joe Rebis (Import) on 08 April 2008 11:54 PM
Your Windows hosting plan's website statistics will help you in understanding your website visitors. Due to the variety of information available, it is sometimes useful to filter out data that is not needed. Using the EPhost Statistics service you can easily create filter sets to apply to your stock and custom reports to remove URLS and IP addresses that are not necessary to track. e.g. your own clicks!
Filter sets are created with a combination of website directories or single pages to limit the report data, allowing users to quickly flip between subsets of data when viewing reports.
For example, suppose your company sells furniture. In the reports you want to view the data associated with all bedroom furniture, except for a specific product ID for a nightstand that is being discontinued. The URL for the bedroom furniture page of the website might be “/furniture/bedroom.aspx”. To narrow down the reports to only bedroom furniture you would enter this directory in the Included Items field. Then, to exclude the discontinued nightstand, enter “/furniture/bedroom/nightstands/ elegant_collection/detail.aspx?prodid=3” into the Excluded Items field.
Creating a filter set:
NOTE: Reports will give you both the normal total and the filtered total for you to see a comparison between the two values.
You can make quick work of some items by including the GUID for filtering out a whole category of information:
Unknown Browsers: 32AAA9623EC348afB5AF8ECE5B7D452D
No user agent: 49DF74070B8A4afc9BDEDFF2A48E5451
No referrer: 21C077A7A4A14016825A775187E5D0D0
Lastly, you can add your Filter Set to a custom report that you created. When creating a custom report, select that filter set form the drop-down box when creating the custom report. Then you can set the "Emails Reports" to send you that custom report by email or simply view it from the Custom Reports tree item in the left hand menu.
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